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Joining the Linky Party over at My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia,  Power of Paint Party at Domestically Speaking and Inspiration Friday At the Picket Fence with my Rustic Cruiser Bike Art.

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Inspiration Friday

Rustic Cruiser Bike Art Tutorial:

Wooden Bike Picture

Rustic Cruiser Bike Art

1. Cut wood board to length desired. We used leftover fence boards. Cut two pieces of woods to the height desired when all lengthwise piece are laid side by side. While lengthwise pieces are laid together with the backside up, nail the vertical pieces to each board. Nail twice on each board.

2. Choose an image to make into a stencil.

Cruiser bike

via google

3. Using the Silhouette Cameo software, outline image. Click here for a you tube video on how to transfer an image to you Silhouette Cameo software and outline the image.

4. Once you have the image outlined, re-size the image to your dimensions. I made mine about two-thirds of the totally artwork dimension. I used the 24 inch cutting mat. In order to make the stencil the correct size, I cut the top half of the stencil first and then the bottom half.  I fit the top and bottom together on the boards once both were cut.

5. Cut out on vinyl. Put on board.

Stencil on wood

Bike stencils on wood

6. Stencil with paint. I used acrylic.

Bike Stencil with paint

Painting bike stencil

7. Remove stencil and fill in the gaps with paint. For instance, the software did not pick up the bike spokes. I used a pencil to lightly sketch in the spokes and then painted with aluminum colored acrylic.

Finished cruiser bike image

Bike image with stenciled breaks filled in

8. I made the frame using plans from Ana White’s site. Click here for instructions.

Frame made from Ana White plans

Finished frame waiting to be painted gray

9. Paint/stain and attach with nails to artwork. Hang

Bike art hung over mantel

Finished artwork hung over mantel

Hope this was helpful.  Thanks for visiting.

Also linking to Stuff and Nonsense for Fridays Unfolded

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Centsational Girl is having a garden related Linky Party. I’ve linked up my garden rock and garden marker pictures.  If you have a garden related story, you can link up, too.

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Hope to see your projects at the party!  : ) What will you enter?


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